Helping Children Excel in School

Academic success is important in a child’s life as it can help to shape the future. There are many things you can do to help your child or children succeed and they all start at home. Keep track of your child’s school activities, set up a consistent routine and ensuring that they have enough rest are simple tips that will help them to excel in school. In addition, parents who are involved in their child’s education help to foster the learning experience.

5 Tips to Help Children do Better in School

Homework Routine. Homework is a very important component to retaining the knowledge they learn in school. Make sure that you set a schedule for your child to do homework every day. If there is no homework assigned for the day, encourage your child to study and review the week’s assignments.

Study. Repetition, reading, writing, verbal reciting; are all important keys to study time. Make sure they study daily…especially highschoolers! Constantly reviewing information helps to instill the knowledge in your child’s brain, thereby helping them to gain better insight into the lessons.

Proper Sleep. Sleep is important because it allows your brain to recharge itself. If your child does not get enough sleep, it will affect their performance in school and out of school. Sleep is necessary for the body to function properly so make sure your child gets at least 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Teenagers need closer to 10 hours of sleep to function properly.

Take an Interest what they are Doing in School. It may have been a long time since you were in school, but you should still be able to check your child’s homework and assist them when necessary. Reading with children is a good way to spark interest in learning; it is also a good way to spend quality time with your child in a low-key manner.

Organization. As adults, we should be modeling an organized lifestyle. We need to teach them to be organized. Help your children learn to remain organized. Teach them to organize their school activities and time. Have them carry a planner for teachers to record assignments in. Also, keep a wall calendar in your house with your child’s schedule and assignments. This will help to avoid any missing assignments and will also let you know how frequently your child studies.

Helping our children to do well in school is our  jobs as a parent.


  1. ChristianDad on August 20, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I definitely agree with the sleep comments. We backed our son’s (1st grade) bedtime down to 8:30 from 9 and it really made a huge difference! I know it sound like just a small thing, but he is far more alert in the morning and ready to learn. Our school has them eating lunch very late too, so feeding him a good breakfast is also important.

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